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Flash flooding forces midstate road closures, leaves some stranded

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 14, 2016 5:59 AM
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It's the calm after the storm, as a rainbow appears over Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster tonight. Severe storms earlier in the evening closed part of Route 30 in the city.(Photo: Jeff lautenberger For The Daily Record)

(Lancaster) --  The water has receded in Lancaster County after flash flooding forced the closure of several roads and left some motorists stranded.

Torrential rains moved through Lancaster yesterday evening.

The National Weather Service in State College says three or more inches fell south of the city, causing street flooding and road closures.

There were multiple reports of people being rescued from vehicles that were stuck in high water.

No injuries were reported.

Some roads were shut down for hours.

All lanes of Route 30 in East Lampeter Township were closed due to intense flooding.

As the water continues to recede, the weather service is urging people to use caution and not drive through areas where water covers the road.

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